Located in the New Territories, this monastery hosts the statue of Guanyin goddess, also called goddess of Mercy, 76 meters high, and is the second tallest statue in the world.
Tsz Shan monastery is a shrine for spiritual purification purposes. It is possible to visit the monastery only by appointment and it must be done a long time in advance, so EARLY BOOKING required!
We booked a visit for 20 people for IWA. It is a beautiful opportunity not to be missed.
After the monastery, we will visit the Tai Mei Tuk area where, if you wish, you can rent a riskshaw or a bicycle to visit the Plover Cove Reservoir area and dam. Or you can visit it on foot. The area also features a lovely walk of about two hours. In the Tai Mei Tuk area there are restaurants and cafes.
TO ENTER DO NOT FORGET TO BRING YOUR HONG KONG IDENTITY CARD (to register if requested).
ALL THE REVENUE WILL BE DEVOLVED TO CHARITY.
What to bring:
– being a place of worship, please dress appropriately (clothes or skirts that go below the knee or trousers).
– it is recommended (but not mandatory) to wear a shawl to cover the shoulders.
– The weather can be unpredictable so it is better to bring with you both sunglasses and a raincoat or umbrella (but hopefully it won’t rain).
– Water or a bottle for water (there are water dispensers inside the monastery)
– It is allowed to bring only vegetarian snacks (a fruit or nuts for example)
What NOT to bring:
– smoking is not allowed inside the monastery
– It is not allowed to bring alcoholic drinks and any meat or fish-based snacks to the monastery.